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“Best fish fry in the area”

Moondance Bar & Grill
Ranked #19 of 79 Restaurants in Rhinelander
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We have only ever been here for the fish fry, so I can’t comment on the rest of the food. It is the best in the area, so good they serve it two nights a week! A comment - fish fry on Friday is a Wisconsin tradition, served with cole slaw, potato salad, and for some reason, one slice of light rye bread lightly buttered. No, I don’t know why. Lost in the mists of time. But most of the fish frys are simply horrible. Cold fish, greasy, terrible coating. It is just amazing to me that something so basic can be so messed up. I have had fish and chips all over the British Isles and never had a bad meal, from the tiniest chippie in the smallest town to big pubs in London. But the Northwood of Wisconsin is stymied by the recipe.

But not Moondance. They get it right. Great fish fry, terrific drinks and a gorgeous lake view.

BTW - it isn’t in Rhinelander, it’s in Sugar Camp, a town 13 miles north of Rhinelander.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Visited this restaurant on Friday for fish fry. Waiting list name taken as well as party of 2 arriving before us. Hostess separated 2 tables accommodate both parties. A group of 7 followed and the table again were joined to seat the part arriving well after our arrival. The group of 7 were then were invited to be seated before us. Note that there were 2 tables for 5 empty in the middle of the room when we arrived a could have been used. Both of our parties of 2 were overlooked to seat the larger group! BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!. Won't be back for sure!!! Never had a chance to eat...we were welcomed to a restaurant in the area and very much enjoyed our meal. Should have gone there first!!! Management needs to seriously revisit their seating priorities...

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank OnAir316645
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Moondance has a well earned reputation for traditional; Wisconsin Fish Fry. This is a casual place to dine. We found it clean and service was very good. Worth the visit.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank MIFire
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Moondance is always a great place to go. They have decent wine (most places don’t), good food and friendly service. We have gone as a couple, as a family and with large groups. We have had most everything on the menu. My favorite is their prime rib. It is thrown on the grill right before serving so has great flavor. However, all items are very good.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank andmic510
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is our go to place for prime rib, burgers and fish fry. They have fish fry even on Thursdays. My dad loves the perch. My mom and I love their fried (huge) shrimp. Prime rib is very good. The black and blue burger is awesome with a side of Kentucky boubon sauce to put on the burger (it isn't to dip your fries in!). Substitute their onion rings. Yum. Haven't had anything here we didn't like. Lots of local décor on the walls. Make the trip to Sugar Camp and try it for yourself. Dinner at 5:00, get their early it has a fairly small dining room and it's a popular place.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank clb1265
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